April 20, 2015

Over The Weekend

Phew, what a weekend!

Friday: Rowan had school and I started recording a cover I'm working on. Then we took Rowan iceskating after Derek got home from work and grabbed some take out and slushies.

Saturday: Rowan got car sick and threw up all over herself while we were driving to meet a friend. We ended up at the store buying her a new dress and after cleaning up went to lunch at Chilies. Then finally got Rowan a booster car seat because (besides throwing up in her old car seat) she meets the weight and height requirements and her shoulders were officially higher than the shoulder straps. She loves it so much and can't stop talking about being a big kid. Seriously though, where has my toddler gone? After we came home I did some things around the house while Derek and Rowan took a super late nap because we decided to take Rowan out with us to Derek's show. Rowan was so excited to get to see him play the drums and hang with all of our friends and just be out and about at night. She wore her noise reduction earmuffs and we occasionally took her upstairs to draw in the office while the other bands were playing to get a break from the crowd. She loved it, although I don't think we'll be doing it again anytime soon. This was just a special big girl day for her. 

Sunday: Slept in, went shopping and then to lunch at CPK. Rowan chose her outfit to match mine and then kept saying she was "rock n roll" and that "we're rock n roll 'cause we like bands." She also told me that if she was in a band she'd be the singer so... the apple doesn't fall far. We got home mid-afternoon and lounged, finished laundry, cleaned, ate, gave Rowan a bath, got ready for bed and watched the newest episode of Mad Men. Speaking of which, isn't Don just the worst to watch now? So pathetic. Everyone is really. It seems like at this point the only note they could possibly end the show on is a depressing one. I hope they can turn the vibe around. Also, GAME OF THRONES. That show is everything.

Happy Monday Folks!

April 16, 2015

Last Week

School days, playgrounds, the zoo & games at home. That pretty much sums it up.

April 13, 2015

Pool Day

The beach is great and all but there are days when you just don't want to deal with sand, ya know? Those days are called "pool days." Or as I like to think of them "cannonball days."

Here's our latest (we also went to a friend's house and got to feed their turtles)..

April 06, 2015

Easter 2015

6:45am: Woke up to Rowan bouncing on the bed screaming "Mama! Mama! The Easter bunny brought baskets!" (Derek was in the bathroom otherwise there would have been a "Papa!" or two in there.)

6:48am: Watched Rowan rip through her basket(s) & tried to take pictures in our dungeon-dark room.

6:55am: Already let Rowan eat some candy. Whatever!

7:00am: C O F F E E

7:15am: Started watching 101 Dalmatians (Easter gift).

7:45am: Rowan's over the movie because CANDY. GIFTS. She can't be bothered to sit still.

8:00am: Decide to go to Easter brunch with my parents and start getting ready. Listen to Two Door Cinema Club. Decide to wear pastel pink because EASTER.

9:45am: Took forever for all of us to get ready. We're late so it's crowded and we have an hour wait ahead of us. What is life? Oh yea, waiting then experiencing followed by more waiting.

9:50am: Walk down to gazebo and pond area. Ooooh cute ducks! Turtles! Don't fall in the water Rowan! Let's take pictures! No you can't jump into the water. Yes, we have to wait longer. No, I'm not carrying you. Stop hitting my ass with that twig Derek! I'm surrounded by children.

10:45am: Finally got our table and it's the best view in the house might I add.

10:46am: OMG IT'S A BUFFET.

10:50am: Order Guava Mimosa's

10:55am: Put as much food on plate as possible in case they like, run out, or something.

11:00am-11:15am: Scarf and then immediately go back for seconds.

11:35am: Twenty minutes later and still can't finish seconds. Regret decision of even going for firsts.


12:30pm: Home and everyone's lying around half-napping like it's Thanksgiving afternoon.

1:00pm: Start editing maternity photos that I took for a friend. Listen to Best Coast Pandora station.

2:00pm: Eat Caramel Cadbury Eggs. It is Easter after all and I haven't had any chocolate yet.

3:00pm: Still editing. Everyone else is still either napping or watching movies.

3:30pm: Quick dance party in Rowan's room. She's dressed as Cinderella. I can't compete.

4:00pm: Still editing.

5:00pm: Forgot I was a living creature.. bathroom break, snack, continue editing.

5:30pm: Rowan emerges from our room and has to poop which means I have to stand in the bathroom with her and watch her poop because she likes the company.

6:00pm: Almost done editing guys! Love it but my eyeballs are frying off from staring at the computer screen. Take a break. What day is it? Is it still Easter? Eat another Cadbury Egg.

6:30pm: Back to editing. Derek checks in but only to make fun of my honorable photography dedication.

7:00pm: Eating dinner with everyone even though none of us are that hungry.

8:00pm: I'M DONE EDITING. The pictures are awesome, no big deal.

8:10pm: Rowan takes a bubble bath wearing complete set of snorkel gear including fins. She's the best.

8:35pm: Rowan and I both get cozy in our pjs, brush teeth and head to bed where we find Papa halfway to Snoozeville already.

8:45pm: I cuddle Derek, Rowan gets jealous, turns into resentful family hug and then Rowan tells us we're not her parents anymore.

8:45pm continued: We tell Rowan she has to sleep in her own bed tonight. We're her parents again.

8:46pm: I'm back on my side of the bed and Rowan is torturing us with a Minecraft gameplay video on YouTube. Try to talk her into letting me read her a bedtime story instead. Give up 'cause she's not having it and my eyes hurt too much to try to read anyway.

8:47pm: Put in some eyedrops.

8:56pm: Rowan passes out and I contemplate watching one episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix.

9:00pm: Asleep.

Hope you all had a relaxing Easter!